"Still waiting for treatment after almost a year"
About: April House April House Southampton SO19 5ES
Posted by ebony1990 (as ),
I was assessed and diagnosed with April House almost a year ago now, was told that the waiting list was 6-9 months and am still waiting for them to contact me regarding me starting some kind of treatment.
There is no other specialist help in my area for eating disorders on the NHS and I cannot afford private treatment and as my condition continues to change and get worse, I have no idea what to do. I am getting increasingly worried about my well-being.
I wish this service could be expanded for others in my situation. A lot can happen in 6 months, let alone 9 (or in my case, longer) and I think a service treating illnesses of this nature should be easier to access.
I also think that patients should be contacted every so often throughout the (lengthy) waiting process so that we know we have not been forgotten and are indeed still pending for treatment.